All for One

Disclaimer: Don't I bloody wish.
Rating: G! I think that's a first, actually...
Summary: Conversations after House's 'cocktail party'. Set after the finale.


"I can't believe we just did that!" Chase blurted out as he pushed his way through the glass doors. The other young doctors looked up.

"Did what?" asked Foreman, pouring himself a cup of coffee.

"Stood up to House!"

"It didn't work, though," said Cameron, a little downcast.

"Yeah, but we still did it!" Chase sounded for all the world like they had just won a triathlon.

"It can be done," responded Foreman, grinning.

"But it didn't work. And House was right, as usual," Cameron said, infuriatingly level-headed as always. The boys looked down at their respective coffee mugs for a moment.

"I kind of like the Three Musketeers thing, though," offered Foreman. The other two stared at him. "What? It's better than 'ducklings'."

"Or House-boys," muttered Chase. Cameron choked on the granola bar she was munching.

"House-boys?" Chase and Foreman explained the note and the cookies that Stacy had left them for their 'highly illegal search'. Cameron hooted with laughter at the new nickname and vowed to refer to them as such. Foreman picked up a plastic butter-knife and threatened her with it.

"Don't you dare. I still like The Three Musketeers. It includes all of us, and it has a nice ring to it."

"So does The Three Stooges," snarked House, limping through the door. "Must you children discuss everything I say and do? I feel like a celebrity." The 'children' acted like they had been caught with their hands in the cookie jar; Cameron blushed and stood staring defiantly at House, Foreman rolled his eyes good-naturedly and Chase crossed his arms and pouted. House barked out some new symptoms of an older patient and ordered the three young doctors back to work. Chase paused at the doorway and turned around.

"Dr. House," he began. House looked up impatiently from his yo-yo. "A scared wombat?"

"You're Australian. It was the first thing that came to mind after kangaroos. I do hope you can forgive me," he apologized with a straight face, sounding not at all remorseful. Chase sighed and left the room; there was no dealing with that man.


A/N: I'm such a silly kid, I really am. 'House-boys' made me laugh hysterically, as did the Three Musketeers thing.